Questions tagged [yibbum-chalitza-levirate]

When a married man dies childless, his wife has a Mitzva to do "Yibbum" i.e marrying his living brother, alternatively Chalitza which is like a divorce is performed to enable her to remarry someone else.

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What should a woman who can only do Chalitza do if her Yevam can't do it?

In some cases of Zikas Yibum, there is a Rabbinic prohibition against their doing Yibum (eg. the deceased husband's brother is a Mamzer, cf. Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer 174) and as such they must ...
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Process of making a chalitza

Although I've never actually witnessed a chalitza taking place, I understand there is a whole process involved. What is the earliest source for the process/procedure/ceremony that takes place today (...